PICS: The new Garda uniform for 2022 has been revealed
An Garda Chic-ána.
You might notice a change on the streets very soon, as a new uniform for An Garda Síochána has just been unveiled.
The House of Garda revealed its Spring collection on Monday (7 February).
The new operational uniform is set to be delivered to over 560 Garda stations nationwide, clothing over 13,000 members.
In the near-100 year history of An Garda Síochána, there have only been three formal upgrades to the uniform.
The new uniform will consist of:
• Two tone Soft Shell Jacket
• Two Tone Waterproof Jacket
• Garda Blue Polo Shirt
• Operational Trousers
• Practical Base layers
This is the first time that the uniform itself, rather than just the cap, will feature the Garda Crest.
The current cap remains in operation, along with wearing of official headwear for religious and cultural reasons and beliefs such as the Turban, Kufi, Topi, Kippah, or Hijab.
While developing the uniform, Gardaí established a Uniform Committee to design the finished outfit, using international research and a pilot project involving nearly 200 frontline Gardaí based at three Garda stations (Tallaght, Henry Street, and Bunclody).
"We are all working to ensure that Ireland’s national police and security service remains best placed to meet the needs of an evolving society, and embracing this re-designed, modern uniform is a visual representation of a new era in policing," said Garda Commissioner Harris in a foreword to members.
"It is my hope that in receiving this new uniform, it will further enhance your sense of pride in being a member of An Garda Síochána as you go about your day-to-day duties.
"Projecting a professional appearance and wearing the uniform of An Garda Síochána with the deep respect it deserves are important because they underscore our overarching mission: Keeping people safe."
Uniforms will first be delivered in the Dublin area, before moving nationwide.